September 27th, 2013, 04:21 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Third rock from the Sun
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (current phone)
Motorola RAZR HD MAXX (last phone, backup)
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I'm in a similar boat but for different reasons
I have been thinking about getting the Note 2 for quite some time but decided to wait until the Note 3 came out to see if it was enough of an improvement to warrant paying the big money. Best Buy had the Note 2's for $99 for a brief while. If they were still $99 I'd probably get one today.
We don't have the Note 3 out yet to compare so I'm going to wait. I assume that once the Note 3 does come out the price of the Note 2's will only go down. I suspect we'll see Note 2's going for $49 in the near future, probably by around Christmas time.
I plan to waiting until the Note 3 hits the stores in a week or so and then go check it out to compare 'feel' between the two. If I'm blown away by the look and feel then I might jump on one right away. If not, I'll wait a bit and see what the early reviews are. New phones are always at least a little glitchy right out of the box whereas the Note 2 is pretty solid at this point.
Another thing is I'll want all the basic 'toys' that come with any new phone: Cover, charging station, etc. These items will all be quite costly for the Note 3 whereas the same things for the Note 2 will be dirt cheap. If I go with a Note 2 then I could get the whole shabang for around $100 with just a little patience (not my strong suit!). But if I go with the Note 3 then I'm looking at upwards of $450 when all is said and done after getting the phone and the basic toys.
For a difference of $350, the Note 3 had better be something pretty spectacular!